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1. What are the six poisonous snakes found in North Carolina? 2. Greensboro surgeon John Lyday served as the model for what well-known movie and TV character? 3. True or false: North Carolina has no buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 4. “Positively no dogs of any size, value, color or ugliness allowed. Guests who […]

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1. Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to President Kennedy, wrote that on the eve of his trip to Dallas he had told her he might replace Vice President Lyndon Johnson on the 1964 ticket with what North Carolinian? 2. “Your name is James. You’re twenty-three. You live in North Carolina.” These words appear in what controversial 2004 […]

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1. What future terrorist dropped out of Special Forces training at Fort Bragg in 1991 after being unable to complete a 90-minute march with a 45-pound pack? 2. What future terrorist attended Chowan College and graduated from N.C. A&T in mechanical engineering? 3. True or false: The first volcanic eruptions in what is now North […]

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Several new titles were just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found […]

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1. What blues singer chased off a gang of Klansmen at a 1927 appearance in Concord? 2. Forty-two years after North Carolina replaced a Gov. Hodges with a Gov. Sanford, what other state did the same? 3. What aviation breakthrough was achieved in 1915 by the USS North Carolina? 4. Several hundred residents of what […]

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 1. A 1938 visit to the U.S. Fisheries Station at Beaufort inspired what biologist to write about shorebirds in “Under the Sea-Wind”? 2. True or false: The oldest known North Carolinian lived to be 115 years old. 3. What was the “Route of the Pacemakers”? 4. Who was North Carolina’s last popularly elected Roman Catholic […]

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1. True or false: When the sun rises in Murphy in the state’s westernmost corner, it has already been up more than half an hour in Manteo on the coast. 2. Who spoke these words at Duke University in 1979? “If you understood what communism was, you would hope and pray on your knees that […]

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1. To what experience was actress Susan Sarandon referring when she said, “It’s kind of like taking a hallucinogen. You have to have someone that goes with you on your first trip and kind of walks you through it.” 2. True or false: Until being imported by wildlife authorities, no beavers lived in modern North […]

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Last week the nation reflected on the work and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., as we marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. Included in these remembrances were the events and marches held across the country as the nation grieved together in gatherings both large and small.  On […]

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1. Play at the 1951 Ryder Cup at Pinehurst was suspended on Saturday afternoon to allow U.S. and British golfers to do what? 2. Which of North Carolina’s two U.S. senators has reported rubbing on Preparation H to reduce his eye bags? 3. “Catfish, million-dollar man / Nobody can throw the ball like Catfish can.”Who […]

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